France Set EV Sales Records In 2016 With More Than 33,000 Plug-Ins Sold
France noted its second best month ever for plug-in sales in December, registering 3,926 vehicles. Especially elevated during the month was sales of all-electric vehicles (BEVs), which at 2,819 (up 27%) was a new all-time record.
The overall EV market share stood at 1.45%, and the country also set an annual record for net sales at 21,751 total vehicles purchased, which was up 26%.
France also noted 452 commercial BEV sales in December; good for a total of 5,556 for the year, which was up 12.9% overall (also a record).
Plug-in hybrid sales finished up at 655 for for the last month of the year, which was down 19% from a year ago. Full year PHEV sales tallied 6,467 (up 28%).
Add that all up for 2016, France ended with 27,277 new all-electric vehicle registrations – up 28.3%, and 33,744 plug-ins overall (BEVs + PHEVs), up 23.5%.
All time, there are now some 93,000 all-electric cars sold in France since 2010.
Great December and 2016 results are mostly from the merits of the Renault ZOE, which hit its own record of 1,909 and 11,404 respectively.
With deliveries of Z.E. 40 now underway we expect an even better 2017.
Here is the list of registrations of passenger BEVs, commercial BEVs and passenger PHEVs: